Universal Pre-K- Kensington

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Children use their imaginations to transform the indoor jungle gym into whatever they please, whether it be a make-believe house or a spaceship. In this environment, imagination is encouraged, and children are able to further improve their motor and socialization skills. Our cozy book corner provides a quiet space for reading and one-on-one time with one of our trained staff members. Our daycare facilities are also equipped with a variety of manipulative toys that help develop fine motor and cognitive skills. The block area encourages constructive play and introduces children to mathematical and scientific concepts. Our art materials and easel are always available for creative and messy play. Our costume area is well-stocked with capes, skirts, hats, and shoes where children can partake in dramatic reenactments of their favorite stories, or can simply enjoy playing ‘dress-up.’



Samantha’s love of teaching started with her babysitting experience for friends and neighbors. Starting in 2009 she began putting her one to one experience to use in the classroom, as an assistant teacher at Honeydew Drop Daycare. With time, formal education and experience, Samantha was promoted to Head Teacher of her own site. Samantha also most recently worked as a UPK teacher for the Department of Education. Samantha believes that young children learn and grow through art and creative experiences. She also understands that as parents and educators, it’s important to help children develop socially and emotionally by giving them tools and words to use, so that children can express themselves successfully on their own! Samantha received her Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education with a concentration in Art at Brooklyn College. She also holds her New York State Teaching Certification for Birth to 2nd Grade. Samantha lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two year old child.

Assistant Teacher/Richard Rodriguez

Universal Pre-K- Kensington
1113 Church Ave Brooklyn, NY 11218
Over 4 years old by December of Previous Year
Monday to Friday, 8:40am to 3pm

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